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Orange County and Charlottesville/UVA/Albemarle Emer. Communications Receive APCO P33 Certification

Updated: Oct 4, 2022

Orange County Emergency Communications Center and Charlottesville/UVA/Albemarle County y Emergency Communications, VA, have met the minimum training standards for the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International Project 33 Agency Training Program Certification - 2010 (P33 Certification).

For Charlottesville/UVA/Albemarle County Emergency Communications, VA, this is a recertification of the P33 certification. Agencies are required to recertify every three years. Orange County Emergency Communications Center joins seven (7) other Virginia agencies who have obtained the Project 33 Agency Training Program Certification - 2010 (P33 Certification).

Charlottesville/UVA/Albemarle County Emergency Communications, Charlottesville, VA

City of Roanoke E 911, Roanoke, VA

Fairfax County Department of Public Safety Communications, Fairfax, VA

Fauquier County Sheriff's Office, Warrenton, VA

Prince William County Public Safety Communications, Woodbridge, VA

Stafford County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Communications, Stafford, VA (two recertifications)

Virginia Beach 9-1-1 Emergency Communications, Virginia Beach, VA

Public safety agencies utilize P33 Certification as a formal mechanism to ensure their training programs meet APCO American National Standards (ANS). Initial and continuing training for public safety telecommunicators is important as they prove essential services to the public in an expanding and rapidly changing environment."P33 Certification plays a vital role in keeping agencies up-to-date with their procedures and training programs. Orange County Emergency Communications Center and /UVA/Albemarle County Emergency Communications have shown dedication to their community and those serve by becoming P33 certified," saclass APCO President John Wright.

Both Agencies were recognized during the Food for Thought Luncheon which took place August 19, 2015 as part of APCO 2015, APCO's 81st Annual Conference & Expo in Washington, DC August 16-19. For more information about the P33 Training Program Certification process, visit for details.

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